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Scott Morrison’s Approval Rating At Lowest Level Since Black Summer Bushfires

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Scott Morrison’s Approval Rating At Lowest Level Since Black Summer Bushfires

Scott Morrison's approval rating for being Australia's Prime Minister has fallen to its lowest level in months.

Mr Morrison hasn't seen this much discontent for his leadership since after the Black Summer bushfire season last year, where he was accused of being heartless and nipping off to Hawaii.

Despite navigating the economic, social and financial hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic, it appears his recent efforts on the world stage have become a nightmare for his popularity.

The latest Guardian Essential poll shows the Prime Minister has fallen to a voter satisfaction of 41 per cent.

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He was riding high in February this year with a 65 per cent, however his performance in Rome and Glasgow for the G20 and climate summits have caused this rating to plummet.

Mr Morrison's awkward tit-for-tat with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over the cancelled nuclear submarine deal with his country exposed Australia's leader.

Mr Macron accused Scott Morrison of outright lying to him about the status of their longstanding deal and was fuming when Australia announced a new deal with the UK and US.

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Nearly half of those people surveyed for the poll (47 per cent) believed this fallout has 'undermined' the country's international reputation.

A whopping 94 per cent of respondents also say our reputation amongst other nations is very important, partly because it 'affects our economic performance'.

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He's also been stung for the government's approach to climate change and its commitment to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, with 43 per cent of those surveyed said 'we need to do more'.

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The Australian Prime Minister's biggest fall in voter confidence came from Queensland, where his approval rating has plummeted from 60 per cent to a dismal 46 per cent.

Despite this huge fall, he still remains Australia's preferred leader by a large margin.

When compared to Labor's Anthony Albanese, Scott Morrison is the people's choice for 44 per cent of the voting population, compared to the Opposition leader's 28 per cent.

While that is still something to enjoy, Mr Morrison was previously preferred by 52 per cent of the population back in February.

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The number of people agreeing to the statement that it's 'time to give someone else a go' has risen from 41 per cent in August to 45 per cent now.

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Topics: Australia

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